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Periodic and other ergodic problems


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23rd March 2015 to 27th March 2015

Organisers: Leonid Parnovski (UCL) and Alexander Sobolev (UCL)

Workshop Theme

In the last two decades spectral theory of periodic operators witnessed a number of new exciting developments in several directions. New sophisticated techniques have been put forward for the study of spectral structure of periodic operators (e.g. absolute continuity, fineteness of the number of gaps, inverse spectral problems), and in the theory of homogenisation. The main aim of the workshop is to review these and other achievements. At the same time it is expected that the other two themes of the programme (almost periodic and random) will be prominently represented as well, and that the workshop will stimulate discussions between experts in different fields.

Wednesday 25th March 2015: Day dedicated to the memory of B.M. Levitan

Deadline for applications: 30 January 2015

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Registration Only
  • Registration Package: £230
  • Student Registration Package: £185

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Registration and Accommodation
  • Accommodation Package: £555

The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Churchill College from the evening of Sunday 22 March 2015 to breakfast on Saturday 28 March 2015, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday). The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £40

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as Visiting Fellows, programme participants or their guests, the above charge will apply.


Accommodation in single study bedrooms with shared facilities and breakfast are provided at Churchill College, within 10 minutes’ walk of the Institute



Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.

  • Accommodation Package and Registration Package participants should present their badge as payment for their meal
  • Those issued with a blue Institute door entrance card can add money onto the card via the Porters' Lodge at Wolfson Court
  • Other participants must purchase their meal using their dining card via the Porters' Lodge (forms can be found on the registration desk or at the Porters' Lodge)

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

The Formal Dinner will take place at 19:30 on Thursday 26 March 2015 at Christ's College. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. All remaining participants are encouraged to attend at a charge (price £40).

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